RUTH MILLINGTON

AWARD-WINNING WRITER, PODCASTER & ADVENTURE TRAVELLER

EPISODE 15 OF MY EXTREME HOLIDAYS PODCAST OUT NOW: EXPAT IN EXILE: I TOLD THE TRUTH ABOUT THAILAND’S BACKPACKER MURDERS!

REMEMBER THE TWO BURMESE MEN ACCUSED OF THE MURDERS OF BRITISH BACKPACKERS, HANNAH WITHERIDGE AND DAVIDE MILLER, IN 2014? MY GUEST, SUZANNE BUCHANAN, IS THE INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST WHO REVEALED OVER A DOZEN SUSPICIOUS DEATHS ON THE ISLAND OF KOH TAO, THAILAND INCLUDING HANNAH AND DAVID’S MURER. AFTER PROVIDING SUPPORT FOR THE TWO BURMESE MEN WHO SHE BELIEVES WERE WRONGFULLY CONVICTED, SUZANNE HAS RECEIVED DEATH THREATS AND NOW LIVES IN EXCILE!

YouTube video

FOR A TASTER, CLICK ON THE YOUTUBE VIDEO ABOVE (on your screen it may show as a photo but just click on). 

LOTS OF FASCINATING PHOTOS COURTESY OF MY GUEST, SUZANNE BUCHANAN!

The name of the podcast episode is: EPISODE 15: EXPAT IN EXILE: I TOLD THE TRUTH ABOUT THAILAND’S BACKPACKER MURDERS and you can listen to the full episode here:

🎧 https://ruthmillingtonsextremeholidayspodcast.buzzsprout.com

OMG! I was absolutely gripped by every word from Suzanne during our recording session!! First time I have spoken to someone in hiding and living in a secret location in fear of her life!!! All respect to her for speaking out and coming on my show. You must not miss this episode!

In this episode, I speak to Suzanne Buchanan, a British Citizen and the exiled former owner and editor of the Samui Times online newspaper. She has received numerous death threats and there is a warrant out for her arrest in Thailand for articles she published in the Samui Times after she investigated over a dozen suspicious backpacker deaths on the island of Koh Tao. Those investigations also led her to believe that two Burmese men, Wai Phyo and Zaw Lin, have been wrongly sentenced to death for the brutal murders of British backpackers, Hannah Witheridge and David Miller, in 2014.

Speaking to me from a safe house in the UK, we discuss the deaths and murders, why she believes the two Burmese men are innocent, and how she copes with death threats and living in exile.  We also discuss Suzanne’s wanderlust for travel and how travellers, especially young women, can keep safe whilst travelling. 

Suzanne’s book and SKY documentary

Suzanne’s book ‘The Curse of The Turtle: The True Story of Thailand’s Backpacker Murders’ is published by Wildblue Press and available on Amazon and Kindle: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09QH854PC/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_A28DPZMFYPAT5VKWEWRC

Suzanne is also featured in a three-part documentary series for SKY Documentaries called Death on the Beach about the murders and suspicious deaths airing in March 2022.


If you are enjoying the podcast, do tell your friends and family. There’s lots to listen in to from extreme travels on motorbikes, cycling journeys, adventures at sea, overland journeys on double decker buses, extreme detoxes, and tales of survival!

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If you have a story to tell about your travels get in touch HERE. I’m also looking for people who have travelled with disabilities. 

Yours,

Ruthie x

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